|Ami Klin: A new way to diagnose autism - TED.com|
Early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder can improve the lives of everyone affected, but the complex network of causes make it incredibly difficult to predict. At TEDxPeachtree, Ami Klin describes a new early detection method that uses eye-tracking technologies to gauge babies' social engagement skills and reliably measure their risk of developing autism.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; cognitive science; mental health; psychology; science; tedx; TEDxPeachtree; 2011
|Jeff Hawkins on how brain science will change computing - TED.com|
Treo creator Jeff Hawkins urges us to take a new look at the brain -- to see it not as a fast processor, but as a memory system that stores and plays back experiences to help us predict, intelligently, what will happen next.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; AI; brain; cognitive science; computers; intelligence; memory; science; technology; 2003
|Dan Ariely: Beware conflicts of interest - TED.com|
In this short talk, psychologist Dan Ariely tells two personal stories that explore scientific conflict of interest: How the pursuit of knowledge and insight can be affected, consciously or not, by shortsighted personal goals. When we're thinking about the big questions, he reminds us, let's be aware of our all-too-human brains.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; cognitive science; economics; medical research; science; technology; 2011
|Neil Burgess: How your brain tells you where you are - TED.com|
How do you remember where you parked your car? How do you know if you're moving in the right direction? Neuroscientist Neil Burgess studies the neural mechanisms that map the space around us, and how they link to memory and imagination.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon London Spring 2011; TED; Talks; brain; cognitive science; exploration; neuroscience; science; 2011
|David Pizarro: The strange politics of disgust - TED.com|
What does a disgusting image have to do with how you vote? Equipped with surveys and experiments, psychologist David Pizarro demonstrates a correlation between sensitivity to disgusting cues -- a photo of feces, an unpleasant odor -- and moral and political conservatism. (Filmed at TEDxEast.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; choice; cognitive science; morality; politics; psychology; science; TEDxEast; 2012
|Hod Lipson builds "self-aware" robots - TED.com|
Hod Lipson demonstrates a few of his cool little robots, which have the ability to learn, understand themselves and even self-replicate.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; AI; cognitive science; demo; design; evolution; robots; short talk; technology; 2007
|Clay Shirky on institutions vs. collaboration - TED.com|
In this prescient 2005 talk, Clay Shirky shows how closed groups and companies will give way to looser networks where small contributors have big roles and fluid cooperation replaces rigid planning.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; cognitive science; collaboration; culture; social change; society; technology; 2005
|VS Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization - TED.com|
Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons. Only recently discovered, these neurons allow us to learn complex social behaviors, some of which formed the foundations of human civilization as we know it.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; brain; cognitive science; evolution; neurology; science; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Dan Dennett's response to Rick Warren - TED.com|
Philosopher Dan Dennett calls for religion -- all religion -- to be taught in schools, so we can understand its nature as a natural phenomenon. Then he takes on The Purpose-Driven Life, disputing its claim that, to be moral, one must deny evolution.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; God; atheism; brain; cognitive science; consciousness; evolution; philosophy; religion; 2006
|Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain - TED.com|
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; cognitive science; neuroscience; science; youth; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Wendy Chung: Autism — what we know (and what we don’t know yet) - TED.com|
In this factual talk, geneticist Wendy Chung shares what we know about autism spectrum disorder — for example, that autism has multiple, perhaps interlocking, causes. Looking beyond the worry and concern that can surround a diagnosis, Chung and her team look at what we’ve learned through studies, treatments and careful listening.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; cognitive science; genetics; health; neuroscience; science; TED2014; 2014
|Al Seckel says our brains are mis-wired - TED.com|
Al Seckel, a cognitive neuroscientist, explores the perceptual illusions that fool our brains. Loads of eye tricks help him prove that not only are we easily fooled, we kind of like it.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; arts; brain; cognitive science; culture; design; illusion; psychology; 2004
|Emily Levine's theory of everything - TED.com|
Philosopher-comedian Emily Levine talks (hilariously) about science, math, society and the way everything connects. She's a brilliant trickster, poking holes in our fixed ideas and bringing hidden truths to light. Settle in and let her ping your brain.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; cognitive science; comedy; entertainment; humor; philosophy; science; technology; 2002
|Helen Fisher studies the brain in love - TED.com|
Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love -- and people who had just been dumped.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; cognitive science; culture; literature; love; poetry; psychology; relationships; science; technology; women; TED2008; 2008
|Helen Fisher tells us why we love + cheat - TED.com|
Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic -- love –- and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; antidepressants; cognitive science; culture; evolution; gender; love; psychology; relationships; science; sex; women; 2006